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Forest Service Chief meets One Less Spark

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usfs-logo-150x150-1859055-1524743VALLEJO, Calif., July 24, 2013 – U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell was introduced to the statewide One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire  interagency campaign during a recent visit to the Sacramento State Fair’s Camp Smokey.

Beth Brady, fire prevention officer from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, briefed the Chief about the One Less Spark background and its message to the public about fires that start from vehicles and equipment.

The majority of fires are human-caused.  Vehicles dragging chains and mowers hitting rocks in dry grass are major causes of wildland fires in California.

The agencies sponsoring the campaign are the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs,  CAL FIRE, Bureau of Land Management  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Caltrans, California Fire Safe Councils, California Office of Emergency Services,  and the National Park Service.

To learn more about the One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire fire prevention campaign, go towww.preventwildfireca.org/one-less-spark-one-less-wildfire/.

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